I have read that a police escort from the elite Special Police Unit (SPU) is required in Somaliland when traveling outside of Hargeisa. E.g. https://www.onceinalifetimejourney.com/reviews/everything-else/safety-in-somaliland-is-somaliland-safe-to-visit/#Police_escort_in_Somaliland:
One of the most unique parts of traveling in Somaliland is the mandatory police escort all visitors outside of Hargeisa get.
Is a police escort in Somaliland assigned to the foreigner automatically or must the foreigner request it? If automatically, how does the law enforcement become aware the foreigner needs a police escort? If not automatically, how does the foreigner request the police escort?